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Camponotus vagus

Camponotus vagus
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Camponotus vagus
Reference : CFOUR-100
Latin name: Camponotus vagus

Taxonomy: Subfamily: Formicinae, Tribe: Camponotini

Breeding level: Beginner

Geographic distribution: Europe

Habitat: On the edges of the forest exposed to the sun, forest clearings.

Colony form: Monogyne

Queen: Size: 15 - 16mm Color: Black shiny, very hairy

Workers: Size: 7 - 9mm Color: Black shiny, very hairy

Major: Size 13 - 14mm Color: Black shiny, very hairy

Male: Size: 11mm Color: Black

Food: Honeydew and insects: like flies, mealworms, mosquitoes and small crickets; also fruits

Humidity: Hunting area: 30 - 50% Nest: 50 - 60%

Temperature: Hunting area: 18 - 28 ° C Nest: 21-24 ° C

Hibernation: Yes, from the end of October to the end of March between 8 and 12 ° C

Nest type: Plexiglas nest, nest with tubes, reconstituted stone nest.

Description: Camponotus vagus is very active and aggressive, their nests are often in stumps of dead wood.

Development: Swarming in May and June.

Foundation: Set in a cloister (without food) Development: 40 days from egg to worker (depending on temperature)

Size of the colony: Several thousand individuals, the queen can reach the age of 20 years.

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